Sharing Your iPad or iPhone Screen with Zoom

Zoom on a Mac or PC allows you to share the screen of an iPad, or iPhone, with your meeting. This enables you to use your iPad as a whiteboard that your fellow meeting attendees can see, or you can show a PowerPoint presentation from your iPad and use the touchscreen to annotate as you present.

On a Mac

With Zoom for the Mac you have two options for sharing your iPad/iPhone screen: wirelessly or via a wire.



On a PC

Before you attempt to share your iPad’s screen there are a couple of things to be aware of:

  • Your iPad/iPhone and PC must be on the same network.
  • Zoom client for Windows 3.5.27094.0918 or later.
  • This only works with the following iOS devices: iPhone 4 or later; iPad; iPad mini, 4th generation or later
  1. While in a Zoom meeting click the green Share Screen button at the bottom of the meeting window.

  2. Click iPhone/iPad from the screen sharing options and then click the blue Share button.

  3. If this is the first time you’re sharing your iPhone/iPad you’ll need to install a plugin on your computer. Click Install and follow the directions.

  4. The Zoom app on your computer will display some instructions for you to follow on your iPad.

  5. On your iPad swipe down to access the Control Panel and tap the Screen Mirroring icon:

  6. Tap on the name of the target displayed in the instructions above. In this case it is “Zoom-scott,” but it’ll be something different for you.

  7. Your iPad will connect, be displayed on your computer screen, and shared with your meeting. You can interact with your iPad as usual.


Sharing your iPad/iPhone screen allows you to use your favorite apps to teach. A couple of popular apps for white boarding and annotating include:

  • Notability - A full featured app that allows you to treat your iPad like a white board.

  • Microsoft PowerPoint - PowerPoint on the iPad supports a few options for annotating your presentation.